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Koukounas, Susan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether high student accountability and formative assessment affected student motivation, learning and resource management strategies, and achievement in developmental algebra I. The setting was a fifteen-week semester at a community college in suburban New York. Two sections of developmental algebra I…
Descriptors: Accountability, Formative Evaluation, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Park, Seung Won; Huynh, Niem Tu – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
University students who do not declare geography as their major are at risk of poor motivation to learn in an introductory geography class. However, research exploring the role of non-majors' motivation is lacking. This study examines motivational factors impacting non-geography students' engagement and performance. The findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, World Geography, Nonmajors
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Ness, Bryan M.; Middleton, Michael J.; Hildebrandt, Michael J. – Journal of American College Health, 2015
Objectives: To examine the relationships between self-reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, perceived positive relations with others, self-regulation strategy use, and academic motivation among student service members/veterans (SSM/V) enrolled in postsecondary education. Participants: SSM/V (N = 214), defined as veterans, active…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Interpersonal Relationship, Independent Study
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Valle, Antonio; Núñez, José Carlos; Cabanach, Ramón G.; Rodríguez, Susana; Rosário, Pedro; Inglés, Cándido J. – Educational Psychology, 2015
The aim of the current study was to obtain information from students in higher education on different motivational profiles that resulted from the combination of three academic goals (i.e. learning goals (LG), performance-approach goals and performance-avoidance goals). Moreover, information related to the relevance of each goal within each…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives
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Thomas, Jackie C., Jr.; Wolters, Christopher; Horn, Catherine; Kennedy, Heidi – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2014
In this study, campus involvement, faculty mentorship, motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and utility value), and sense of belonging were examined as potential predictors of African-American college student academic persistence. Participants (n = 139) in the study were African-American college students from a large-urban university. Separate…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Urban Universities, Academic Persistence
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Juarez Collazo, Norma A.; Corradi, David; Elen, Jan; Clarebout, Geraldine – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Research has documented the use of tools in computer-based learning environments as problematic, that is, learners do not use the tools and when they do, they tend to do it suboptimally. This study attempts to disentangle cause and effect of this suboptimal tool use for experienced learners. More specifically, learner variables (metacognitive and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Use Studies
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Wang, Chih-Hsuan; Shannon, David M.; Ross, Margaret E. – Distance Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among students' characteristics, self-regulated learning, technology self-efficacy, and course outcomes in online learning settings. Two hundred and fifty-six students participated in this study. All participants completed an online survey that included demographic information, the modified…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Self Management, Self Efficacy, Outcomes of Education